January 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cold weather risky for senior citizens

The first incredibly cold weather of the year has rolled into Huntingdon County this week and one demographic group particularly at risk during the cold days is senior citizens. More...

Area escapes brunt of storm

  The streets of Huntingdon Borough were quiet during Thursday evening’s snow storm as most area residents played it safe and stayed inside and off the roadways to allow PennDOT and borough plow truck drivers to do their jobs. More...

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Area brief

New StrongWomen class forming   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Penn State Extension and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will sponsor a StrongWomen class to be held at the hospital’s education center, 860 Bryan St., Huntingdon.  More...

Area brief

Bariatric surgery support group to meet   More...

Police Log

DUI   SHIRLEY TWP. — A Huntingdon woman has been charged with DUI by state police at Huntingdon for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Hill Valley Road at 8:56 p.m. Jan. 1.  Crash   More...

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Winter storm brings snow and cold temps to Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — A blustery winter storm that dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, temporarily shut down major highways in New York and Pennsylvania and forced U.S. More...

Fla. population on verge of surpassing New York state’s

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation’s third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth.  More...

Snapchat says to make app more secure

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Wilson Andrew Kyper who turned 1 year old yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. His proud parents are Russell and Dixie Kyper of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Alyssa Claire Drake, who turns 14 years old today, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. She is the daughter of Doug and Jane Drake of East Berlin. More...

Chase away winter chills with warm meals

There’s nothing quite like a hearty, homemade meal to help warm up those cold winter nights. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Use this as a teaching opportunity

Dear Annie: My wife and I recently had several relatives over for a family gathering. During the evening’s events, my 10-year-old nephew threw a tantrum and threatened to hurt my 1-year-old son. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 8:58 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014:  More...

Flu virus spreads across state, area

There are officially 2,180 reported cases of the flu in the state so far this season as of Dec. More...

Hospital heating unit malfunctions

As snow was falling over Huntingdon Borough Thursday afternoon, emergency crews were dispatched to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital for a malfunctioning ventilation unit on the roof. More...

Prepare car batteries for frigid conditions

With bitterly cold temperatures expected in the forecast, county residents should be prepared by making sure their car batteries are kept at full charge and working properly. More...

State  Free Access 

Farm Show opening expected to draw thousands

HARRISBURG (AP) — The 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, an eight-day celebration of the state’s agricultural products and rural life that opens Saturday, offers something for just about everybody.  More...

Complaint: Gun shop shooting caught on video

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The fatal shooting of a gun shop owner in his business was captured on surveillance video and occurred after the assailant extorted more than $130,000 from him by pretending to be an undercover police officer, according to a c More...

Man cleared of rape by DNA to prison for drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wrongly incarcerated for 19 years in a 1986 rape who was later exonerated by a DNA test is headed back to prison on gun and drug charges.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Peebles ‘exceeds expectations’

75 Years Ago  Former Gov. Frank Murphy of Michigan joined the cabinet as attorney general to complete a pre- Congress shake up which supplanted two life-time Democratic politicians with young and ardent New Dealers. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 3   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Jan. 4   More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

The first winter event of the new year wiped out a limited schedule of area scholastic events Thursday. All have been rescheduled.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sugar Bowl:

Oklahoma knocks off Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hello, Trevor. Farewell, AJ.  Trevor Knight’s final start as a freshman sent Oklahoma’s expectations soaring into 2014 while bringing a sour end to AJ McCarron’s otherwise charmed Alabama career.  More...

Texans take O’Brien

Penn State plans to act quickly to replace him

Bill O’Brien inherited a Penn State program rocked by scandal, on the cusp of crippling sanctions, and staring at a murky future.  All he ever really cared about was making the Nittany Lions winners.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

No. 1 Arizona routs Washington St. 60-25

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kaleb Tarczewski scored 11 points and No. More...

School News

Local students receive scholarships from Lions Club

Education of youth has always been a concern of the Woodcock Valley Lions Club. More...

Bloomsburg University announces fall dean’s list

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Splitting up is hard to do

Dear Heloise: When I moved three years ago, I discovered that many of my PHOTOGRAPHS were all smashed together and inseparable. I tried to “tear” a couple apart and unfortunately completely ruined them. Do you have the solution? More...

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